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From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy:

The Daufuskie Island  Annual Fall Beach Clean Up will be Saturday, September 17th at 2:00PM
Volunteers are asked to gather at 2:00p.m. at one of two locations on the Island:
Beach Road Gazebo at Bloody Point
Calibogue Beach Club at Haig Point
We will distribute supplies, assign teams and clean up areas along the Calibogue Beach and the Atlantic Ocean Beach from Haig Point to Bloody Point. Refreshments will be provided. The time will coincide with Low Tide.
Volunteers are advised to wear hard sole shoes & gloves, bring water bottles, wear sunscreen, hat or sun visor.
Only approved vehicles are permitted on the beach as several turtle nests will remain.
To volunteer and for further information, please contact Eileen Pojednic at 201-401-6131 or erpojednic@aol.com or Yvonne Clemons at 843-785-7490 oryclemons60@gmail.com

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New ferry service between Daufuskie and Hilton Head

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Starting on August 1, Beaufort County established a contract with Daufuskie Island Ferry Service to provide public ferry transportation services for Daufuskie Island. This new service is providing regular ferry transportation between Palmetto Bay Marina on Hilton Head Island and Melrose Landing (also called Daufuskie Landing) on Daufuskie for residents and property owners as well as visitors and guests to Daufuskie.

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Get to Know an Islander: Janet Adams

Daufuskie Island Council member Janet Adams (right)

Daufuskie Island Council member Janet Adams (right)

Janet Adams, Daufuskie Island Council Member

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

The life I am living right now.

What is your greatest fear?

Clowns clapping to country music.

Which historical figure do you identify with most?

Jackie Kennedy

Which living person do you most admire?

My sister Kathie who has fought and won her battle with cancer twice.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Procrastination

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Intentional cruelty to any living thing.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Hair coloring. Blondes do have more fun!

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Orderliness

On what occasion do you lie?

When I exaggerate a little to tell a story.

Which living person do you most dislike?

A certain current presidential candidate

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Yes

What is your greatest regret?

Not saying yes every time my father asked me to dance.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My 3 children and my grandson (and popcorn and Crunchy Klondikes and Swedish Fish)

Which talent would you most like to have?

I would like to be a musician

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Using my short time in life to positively effect the life of others

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

Myself, there are a few things I would do differently.

What is your most treasured possession?

The titanium in my back

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

To be voted off the island. Or suffocation

What is your favorite occupation?

Rock star

What is your most marked characteristic?

Extreme optimism

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Honesty

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Honesty

What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty

Who are your favorite writers?

John Irving and Pat Conroy

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan (The Help)

Who are your heroes in real life?

Anyone that steps in and confronts a bully or abuser

What is it you most dislike?

Hatred

What is your motto?

I believe that I am always exactly where I am supposed to be.

Daufuskie Dundee: ‘Turn the Chart Over’ Day

by Daufuskie Dundee

It’s funny how simple things can sometimes take off and produce something totally unexpected. This happened to me while sailing across the Atlantic Ocean several times in the sloop Blue Gipsy. I had a big chart of the North Atlantic Ocean with the USA on the left side of the chart and England, Europe etc. on the right side. It was too big for the dinette table, so I just folded it up the middle with the crease running north and south and it fit perfectly. Whichever way I happened to be sailing, I’d plot the noon position and put a little triangle and a line linking it to the last position. Eventually it crept up to that crease and voila! It was turn the chart over day! WOW! A double ration of rum after that chart was flipped over and the noon sight plotted. Now my destination was before me and the whole atmosphere of the voyage changed. It was amazingly exhilarating! I guess it was like, well, it’s all down hill from here. Things seemed easier and anticipating arriving at that target port was exciting to think about. Everything took on a more positive feeling. Now for the rest of the story…

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Permaculture alive in Daufuskie Island orchard

The Community Farm’s orchard 20 months after planting

The Community Farm’s orchard 20 months after planting

The orchard was established to produce a bounty of fruits for our community. Until recently, the orchard’s slightly sloped and sandy terrain led to much water loss. Keeping with the vision of permaculture on the farm, swales have been dug to catch rain water and establish a higher water table. Since then, we have experienced a large surge of growth and beneficial wildlife in the orchard.

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Get Moving, Daufuskie!

by Karen Rafferty, PT, MS

Remember when you were a kid and your grandparents or neighbors sat around, walked with a cane and generally limited their activity? In the past, it was common for older adults to limit their activities to address health concerns and ailments. We now know a sedentary lifestyle creates more issues than it solves. Our country is experiencing two diametrically opposed epidemics. One is the result of being a sedentary society that sits too much while at work, commuting and during leisure activities. The second is a result of over training and poor form during exercise and activity. Both extremes cause a variety of problems that only worsen with time if not addressed. Luckily research has shown it is basically never too late to benefit from regular physical activities and exercise.

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Make Evacuation Plan for Hurricanes

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Hurricane season doesn’t officially end until November 30th so keep your plan intact or develop one now. The Daufuskie Island Fire Department has produced a Hurricane Evacuation Plan brochure offering pre and post-storm information, important phone numbers and web sites. The brochure details evacuation operations for island residents using the county-provided boat.

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Gator: A Special Horse

by Mary Ettinger

Gator the horse recently fought off a nasty bit of colic.

Gator the horse recently fought off a nasty bit of colic.

Gator is a horse — a very special horse — who lives at Haig Point on Daufuskie Island. He loves people and has an infectious personality. He is the kind of  horse who would love to come inside and sit with you on your sofa, if he could.  Anyone can ride Gator. He has an uncanny ability to sense a rider’s level of expertise and adjusts to accommodate a novice or an accomplished rider. He is a truly good horse.

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Beach/River Sweep will be Sept. 17 on Daufuskie

Saturday, September 17 •  2pm

Beach Road Gazebo at Bloody Point & Calibogue Beach Club at Haig Point

The Daufuskie Island Conservancy and the Haig Point Environmental Committee will partner again this year with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in their annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep. Last year, statewide, 3,625 volunteers cleared nearly 14 tons of litter covering 181 miles of beaches, marshes and waterways at 130 clean up locations in seven counties in the state!

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